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Prognostic Implications of Psoas Muscle Area in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Markus Kofler, Sebastian J Reinstadler, Agnes Mayr, Lukas Stastny, Martin Reindl, Julia Dumfarth, Theresa M Dachs, Kristina Wachter, Christian J Rustenbach, Guy Friedrich, Gudrun Feuchtner, Gert Klug, Peter Bramlage, Bernhard Metzler, Michael Grimm, Hardy Baumbach, Nikolaos Bonaros

Kofler and colleagues evaluated prospectively-measured psoas muscle area in more than 1,000 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement at two centers. Indexed psoas area was independently associated with 30-day and follow-up mortality. The authors suggest adding indexed psoas area to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score to improve the STS score prognostic value.

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